10/17/2014 04:37 EDT | Updated 10/17/2014 04:59 EDT

Acorn Squash Recipe: 5 Meals To Eat All Week

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You may have noticed all the different types of squash at your local grocery store lately, and while pumpkins and butternut squash seem to get all the love, this week we're solely focusing on those little green ones. Acorn squash, also called the pepper squash, is often acorn-shaped and dark green, almost black. About 100 grams of acorn squash has 40 calories, 18 per cent of your daily vitamin C intake and 10 per cent of your daily vitamin B-6.

Filled with a sweet orange flesh, this winter squash can be fried, baked, roasted or blended into a soup. According to Everyday Health, an acorn squash's skin is just as healthy as its insides. The skin is full of fibre and antioxidants, and can be roasted or even microwaved (just make sure you clean it).

In case you missed it, last week we packed butternut squash.


Here's what you need to buy this week, while the other necessary ingredients (like pepper, salt and oils) are likely already in your kitchen.

  • Acorn Squash
  • Pork sausage
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Coconut milk
  • Vegetable broth
  • Pepitas
  • Maple syrup
  • Celery
  • Apples
  • Cranberries
  • Quinoa
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Seasoning
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
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